Recruiting report: Huskers' competition to land in-state star Nick Henrich continues to grow

Omaha Burke's Nick Henrich is on pace to be 247Sports' highest-rated recruit from Nebraska since the recruiting service began in 2010.

Omaha Burke junior Nick Henrich has heard from some of the blue blood programs in the country. He holds fifteen scholarship offers from some of college football's most recognizable names.

Texas A&M on Monday night was the latest to offer the 6-foot-4, 200-pound linebacker. The Aggies joined Duke, Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio, Penn State, Purdue, South Dakota State and Wisconsin on Henrich's list of suitors.

Henrich is set for a busy spring and summer. He'll make campus visits and attend nearby camps.

"I don't have anything set right now," he said. "I want to get five to seven visits, either unofficial or official visits in, but I won't get too far for the handful camps I attend."

Henrich said his plan is to attend camps within a 500-mile radius of Omaha, which could include Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota and Nebraska.

He isn't ready to release his top schools, but he has trimmed his list of colleges he could commit to.

"I've narrowed it down a little but not much," he said. "Hopefully I can narrow it down a little more in the next few weeks."

A true national recruit, Henrich was recently named the No. 69 overall recruit in the 2019 class by 247Sports. If he stays in the Top 100 when the final class rankings are published, he will be 247Sports' highest-rated recruit from the state of Nebraska since it began ranking prospects in 2010.

Henrich takes the recruiting rankings in stride and knows they don't mean much when the he steps on the field.

"It is really cool and flattering," he said. "In reality it doesn't mean much where people rank you because that stuff doesn't help you on the field."

Being the highest-rated prospect in the state's history is something he would consider an honor, although it isn't one of his goals.

"I try not to think about that too much," he said. "If that does happen then I would be honored to have that title but I just want to keep working hard."

Henrich's teammate, Chris Hickman, is also a nationally-ranked recruit — coming in at No. 116 and the No. 3 overall tight end. The two are close friends, but remain competitive in just about everything.

"With everything it is a friendly competition and we both just really push each other," Henrich said.

The two have a few of the same offers, with Nebraska being one. The opportunity to play at the same school in college is something they have discussed.

"Obviously, in a perfect world, we would like to go to the same place," Henrich said. "But we both realize we have to do what is best for us."

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